Excerpt: It's often been said that the most fascinating stories are the ones that are true, and that's exactly what the makers of The Wolf Of Wall Street must have thought when they came to adapt the story of infamous stockbroker Jordan Belfort. Based on Belfort's own 2008 autobiography, Martin Scorsese's latest film has already severely divided critics and public alike due to its controversial content, with audiences even booing and walking out of an Academy screening.
Excerpt: Awesome. Simply awesome. Those are the words that raced through my mind as I watched the craziness director Martin Scorsese was throwing at me with The Wolf of Wall Street . And then the movie kept going. The Wolf of Wall Street is an extremely good movie. Featuring yet another impressive performance by Leonardo DiCaprio that is all but assured to go overlooked by Oscar voters because it's Leonardo DiCaprio and a loopy, so-absurd-it-can-only-be-true-because-it-is story...
Excerpt: Jordan Belfort, the main character played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street , doesn’t really think much of the audience watching his story unfold on the big screen. He frequently breaks the fourth wall in order to try and explain the complicated and highly illegal financial dealings that he has made to make him insanely wealthy, but he regularly gives up and mockingly speaks in a language we all understand: money.
Excerpt: Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) makes his way on Wall Street up from a lowly caller to a top stock broker, but when his firm closes after the crash of '89, he goes out on his own, starting up Stratton Oakmont, a Long Island-based, free-for-all, full of personally-trained brokers spending all the money they make on hookers, blow and Quaaludes.
Conclusion: Martin Scorsese has made a GoodFellas for a new generation of filmgoers in The Wolf of Wall Street , another blackly comic crime epic about a very different kind of outlaw: the renegade capitalist. This is the best pairing of Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio to date.
Pros: Hilarious dark comedy., Absurdly excessive in every way., Great performances across the board., Scorsese's best, most energetic film in years.
Excerpt: Martin Scorsese may be a Stones man, but it's the Monkees who clearly have the final say on The Wolf of Wall Street : "Words that never were true, spoken to help nobody but you/Words with lies inside, but small enough to hide 'til your playin' was through." Early on in Scorsese's long, flatulent black comedy, mid-level Wall Street shark Mark Hanna (Matthew McConaughey) brings eager pup Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio) to lunch at Windows on the World, where he swills...